Last chance to nominate for the Family Leadership in EHDI Award! Nominations are invited for the Family Leadership in EHDI Programs to be presented at the 2024 National EHDI Conference in Denver, Colorado from March 17-19, 2024. This is the eighth year for this award and will honor a parent or family member of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) for providing exemplary leadership in their state EHDI system. NCHAM’s Family Advisory Committee will review nominations and select the recipient. The award will be announced at the EHDI Conference.

Nominees must meet all of the following criteria:

1. Is a parent or family member of a child who is DHH

2. Is actively involved in their state’s EHDI system

3. Has made important contributions to EHDI-related policies, procedures, and/or improved services

Nominations must be sent to Laura Gramer at by February 2, 2024 and include:

1. Nomination form

2. A 500-word essay that describes publications, policies or guidelines that improved the effectiveness of EHDI system, development and dissemination of educational materials, development and dissemination of effective public awareness campaigns, establishment of a successful family-to-family support program or other accomplishments that describe why this person should receive the Family Leadership Award. Please save the essay file with nominator’s initials (example: name: Eddie Dee- save file as “ED Nomination essay”).